"No" is both one of the easiest and hardest things to understand. On one hand, rejection should stop you in your tracks, but on the other, romantic comedies and personal anecdotes suggest that trying harder is the answer. One mom has some words for a boy who won't take her daughter's "no" at face value.
The coach of the Oregon Ducks says several of his players will be disciplined for celebrating their New Year's Day Rose Bowl win by chanting "No means no" at Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who was accused of rape by a fellow student in 2012.
Last week, a Swedish judge ruled that a man who proceeded to have sexual intercourse with a woman who was screaming "NO" so loudly that she went hoarse was not guilty of rape. People were understandably upset. And so, today, the judge wrote an op-ed clarifying that what he MEANT was that rape really depends on whether…
Last week, feminist group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture tried to convince everyone that Victoria's Secret's PINK line was launching a line of consent-themed underwear. The company's legal team nipped their satire advocacy in the bud, so now FORCE is actually placing thongs that say "Ask First" next to real VS panties…
Yesterday, we determined that Victoria's Secret was most definitely not behind a new official-looking yet dubious "PINK Loves CONSENT" line, which featured some certifiable babes (who, refreshingly, did not look like Gisele) rocking underwear with phrases like "No Means No" next to a list of sexual assault statistics.
This morning, I got a press release from "firstname.lastname@example.org" announcing a new Victoria's Secret line that "promotes consent to fight rape in new panties."
Debra Tate, sister of Roman Polanski's murdered wife, Sharon, went full-tilt Whoopi on the Today show this morning, arguing for the director's release. "It was rape, but it wasn't rape," she told Matt Lauer. Also, have you heard Polanski's brilliant?
John Alanis knows women. "In some circles," he writes on his completely insane website, "I'm known as the The King of Let 'em Come to You." Well guess what, John? Now we're comin' to you. Buckle up!